Mahindra is working on a range of locally developed genuine accessories for its new Scorpio SUV.

    This isn’t the first time the Indian carmaker’s local division has offered Australian-designed accessories on its vehicles, with the Pik-Up available with a range of off-roading and touring accessories.

    Mahindra Automotive Australia marketing manager James Halliwell said there are a range of bull bars, a snorkel, rock sliders, underbody protection, and bash plates in development with an Australian company for the Scorpio.

    There’s also an integrated tow bar in development which will see the full-size spare wheel moved from its current location under the boot floor to the side-hinging tailgate.

    Pik-Up genuine accessory range

    Mr Halliwell said this particular accessory frees up space where the spare tyre typically is and it can potentially be used for an auxiliary fuel tank.

    Mahindra hasn’t revealed what any of these accessories will look like just yet.

    In addition to these Australian-designed genuine accessories that are currently under development for the Scorpio, Mahindra is already offering a range of Indian factory accessories.

    These include a regular tow bar, two roof rack options, two types of floor mats, a windscreen protector, and weathershield protectors.

    As previously reported, Mahindra Scorpio six-seat body-on-frame SUV is now on sale in Australia and starts at $41,990 drive-away until June 30, 2023.

    All Scorpio variants in Australia are powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 129kW of power and 400Nm of torque. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through a part-time four-wheel drive system.

    The body-on-frame Scorpio measures in at 4662mm long, 1917mm wide, and 1857mm tall with a 2750mm wheelbase. This makes it a similar size to the mid-sized unibody Subaru Forester, though it’s technically a Large SUV according to FCAI protocols.

    The Scorpio nameplate dates back to 2002, with the outgoing model – which shares its underpinnings with the Pik-Up – continuing to be sold in India as the Scorpio Classic.

    This latest third-generation model is referred to as Scorpio-N in other markets, though Mahindra Australia has stuck with calling it the Scorpio locally as there has never been any version of it sold to date locally.

    MORE: Everything Mahindra Scorpio

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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